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Last week’s question opened a discussion about significant battles or skirmishes in the Peninsula Campaign, but excluded the Seven Days Battles. Now, in you opinion which battle during the Seven Days was most significant and important? Why?
Thomas Worcester Hyde served as a distinguished inspector general and infantry commander in the VI Corps for much of the war. His bold assault at Antietam earned him the Medal of Honor and his New York Times obituary championed him … Continue reading
ECW welcomes back guest author Rob Wilson “I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts Cannot once start me.” — William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5, Line 13-15 The Army of the Potomac emerged the clear … Continue reading
During the defense of Richmond/Peninsula Campaign of 1862, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston was wounded. General Robert E. Lee took his place as army commander to defend Richmond from McClellan’s Union Army. In your opinion, was there another Confederate general who … Continue reading
Emerging Civil War welcomes back Doug Crenshaw In June 1862, George McCall’s Division of the Union V Corps was stationed east of Beaver Dam Creek near Mechanicsville, Virginia. It was there to guard the route to the Pamunkey River supply … Continue reading
(Part 1 and Part 2 are available for reference.) The Union Balloon Corps received little recognition for its successes, and many in the military Sevens Days Battles considered them nothing more than entertainment. The conclusion of the Seven Days Battles, … Continue reading
We happen to be spending a little time at the beginning of this week exploring the Seven Days battles in late June-early July 1862. Which of the Seven Days is most interesting to you? Why?
Part one in a series 153 years ago this week, Union and Confederate cavalry clashed across the fields and rolling hills of Culpeper County. Deriving its name from a nearby hamlet and train stop along the Orange and Alexandria railroad, … Continue reading
When judging Civil War leaders, we sometimes look at them in isolation of a period or event, forgetting that they always act in accordance with the sum of their knowledge and experience to date. But remembering what has gone before … Continue reading